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    PREA 101 Webinar Series

    The PREA 101 Webinar Series focuses on the U.S Department of Justice’s National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape, released on May 17, 2012. Each webinar will provide a presentation on standards readiness and blueprints for moving forward in the various correctional settings including adult prisons, jails and lock-ups, community corrections and juvenile agencies. The goal of the series is to: (1) assist agencies in triaging their response to the standards; (2) share information...
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    What Factors Drive Disproportionate Minority Contact in the Juvenile Justice System?

    A report funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention highlights a delinquency study from three (3) metropolitan areas that examines disproportionate minority contact and the impact it may have on decision making by police and courts. The Program of Research on the Causes and Correlates of Delinquency produced this report in its ongoing mission to "improve the understanding of serious delinquency, violence, and drug use by examining how youth develop within the context...
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    What Works With Juvenile Offenders? Plus, A Major Report on Sex Offenders

    The Washington State Institute for Public Policy has done it again, this time with a newly-posted report documenting six juvenile programs identified as evidence-based. Evidence-Based Juvenile Offender Programs: Program Description, Quality Assurance, and Cost includes brief program descriptions, cost per participant, plus citations to the research leading to the evidence-based designation. Separately, a hat tip to Doug Berman at Sentencing Law and Policy , who further credits the Sex Crimes blog...
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